Recent Articles from Anamika Roy
Planning for a law firm’s future takes many forms, depending on the size of the shop. But regardless of firm size, one thing remains consistent: Succession planning is critical and often overlooked. “Succession planning for large, medium and small firms is something very integral to firm longevity and success,” said Randi Lewis, Maryland-based managing director […]
When disaster strikes businesses — be it physical damage from a storm or hackers stealing proprietary information — one of their first calls is likely to their lawyer. Whether it’s preparing for a natural disaster or for a data breach, attorneys say having good policies in place and knowing what to protect is key. Attorneys […]
The Maryland bar gave nearly 11,000 more hours in pro bono work in 2017 compared to the previous year, and attorneys increased their contributions to legal services organizations, according to an annual report from the Maryland Judiciary released this week. Lawyers across the state donated 1,160,906 hours in pro bono legal services to residents in […]
Primal Palate, creator of the New Bae seasoning that has prompted Hunt Valley-based McCormick & Co. to sue for trademark infringement, says its product is a “nod” to Old Bay but is unlikely to confuse consumers.
A lawsuit filed in federal court this week seeks to protect a name synonymous with Maryland cuisine: Old Bay. McCormick & Co. alleges Pittsburgh-based Primal Palate’s seasoning blend “New Bae” infringes on the Baltimore spice maker’s trademark for the company’s signature spice. McCormick alleges Primal Palate has been using marketing taglines such as “out with […]
A federal judge has denied the city’s request to stay proceedings in a lawsuit filed against the Enoch Pratt Free Library, according to an order filed Thursday. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last month, city attorneys asked Judge Catherine C. Blake to grant a temporary stay of discovery in the […]
The latest Maryland Lawyers Confidence Survey found that attorneys across the state are feeling more optimistic about the state’s legal market than they have all year.
Stanley Black & Decker Inc. denies allegations that it failed to make reasonable accommodations for an employee seeking cancer treatment and fired in her violation of federal law, according to a recent filing. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Stanley Black & Decker in August alleging the company fired a sales representative in its […]
Under Armour has settled a federal lawsuit with a former employee who sued for back pay last year, according to online court records filed Thursday. The Baltimore sports apparel company settled the claims for $15,000, of which the former employee will be entitled to $5,000, including lost wages and liquidated damages. The rest of the […]
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has been taking a closer look at the impact driver’s license violations have on low-income Marylanders’ ability to get their records expunged and whether violations are pushing them into poverty. When an MVLS lawyer assists a client with criminal record expungement, license violations may be treated like criminal cases because […]
A Montgomery Co. jury awarded nearly $820,000 to a woman who received a late colon cancer diagnosis after doctors failed to properly evaluate her systems and perform a timely colonoscopy. After a trial spanning more three weeks followed by three hours of deliberations, the jury awarded Teresa Brown of Gaithersburg $29,437 in past medical expenses, […]
After successfully arguing that its trademark lawsuit against a North Carolina-based apparel company should not be dismissed, Under Armour is asking a federal judge to grant it summary judgment in the case. In its latest responsive motion filed on Monday, the Baltimore-based company reiterated its argument that defendant Battle Fashions Inc. has no right to […]